NCDA Cheers Delegates to Korea’s “ Global Challenge for Youth with Disabilities”

October 19, 2012

Pinch-hitting for ED Carmen Reyes-Zubiaga, DED Matt Lee Jr., met the 5-man team for this world event on October 29-November 2, 2012 in Incheon, Korea.  He helped find the team’s name – “MAKE THE RIGHT REAL – PHILIPPINES,  adopting the new Decade’s tagline, with the theme: I.T.’s More Fun in the Philippines”.  The young delegates will compete in e-LIFE,  e-Tools and e-Sports categories.

The 5 delegates are:  1) Ms. Jennifer Garcia, Team Coordinator from NCDA, will also present a country paper on “Accessible ICT in the Philippines”, 2) Ezekiel “EJ” Erpelo, MCCID Institute of Technology,  3) Gerson Peralta, Philippine National School for the Blind (PNSB) ,  Jabby Vesagas (Independent Living Learning Centre (ILLC), and Jabby’s Mother/Personal Assistant Mrs. Connie Vesagas.

Global IT Challenge Philippine Delegation
Global IT Challenge Philippine Delegation
Left to right: NCDA-TCD Chief Nelia R. de Jesus, Mr. Pablito Gesmundo (PNSB), MCCID Institute of Technology Training Director/Coach Jojo Esposa, PNSB Teacher/Coach Adonis Untalan, RP Team Coordinator Jennifer Garcia, Youth Delegates Ezekiel John “EJ” Erpelo (MCCID) and Gerson Peralta from PNSB, NCDA-DED Matt Lee, Jr., Youth Delegate Jabby Vesagas (ILLC), Jabby’s Mom/Personal Assistant Mrs. Connie Vesagas, Ms. Nina Almeda, ILLC Coach and Mrs. Peralta.

Team’s dry-run of 3-day program the e-contests

The meeting no doubt, set the whole team on a high gear, with NCDA’s full support. Big thanks goes to the Department of Foreign Affairs’’ staff Ms. Mila Cruz, who tirelessly makes the express lanes for PWD passport applicants real, including these young delegates.

Possibly Related Posts:


One Response to “NCDA Cheers Delegates to Korea’s “ Global Challenge for Youth with Disabilities””

  1. MD MOHASIN on September 26th, 2016 8:43 pm

    I’m a wheelchair user due to poliomyelitis in my childhood. I faced stigma and prejudice in every sphere of my life. I became disappointed and thought not to go out. My family told me that it is not the solution. Then I realized I’ve to explore and prove myself. From then on nothing could stop me. I always passionate about Cricket. But didn’t get opportunity to play cricket due to my disability. I took the first step to introduce Disabled Cricket in Bangladesh. Disabled Cricket now been nationalized after my initiative of Bangladesh Cricket Association for Physically Challenged (BCAPC). I have also established Wheelchair Cricket Association Bangladesh to ensure cricket sports for wheelchair cricketer. My vision is for inclusive sports. I will continue my endeavor to establish rights of persons with disabilities. I want to be a role model in establishing inclusive sportsI took the first step to introduce Disabled Cricket in Bangladesh. Disabled Cricket now been nationalized after my initiative of Bangladesh Cricket Association for Physically Challenged (BCAPC). I have also established Wheelchair Cricket Association Bangladesh to ensure cricket sport for wheelchair cricketer.In Bangladesh persons with disabilities (PWDs) face hindrance in every sector. PWDs are deprived from participation in many sports. As a result they are excluded from recreational activities. With this in mind, I want to create the opportunity for PWDs to enjoy all sports. I want to make all sports inclusive as I did in Disability Cricket. I believe anything is possible. With proper support and good platform, I can achieve that.

    [Reply to this comment]

Got something to say?